List Of City Name Changes In India (A Complete List)

List Of City Name Changes In India: GkGigs

Last Updated: 27 August 2020

In India, the renaming of cities started from 1947 following the end of British rule in India.

Many Indian state’s names were changed during British Raj in India.

After the Independence of India, People from several states proposed for changing the names as per their local language and various other factors.

Many changes were controversial, and not all proposed changes were implemented. The proposed name had to be approved by the central government in New Delhi to officially rename it.

We present to you a complete list of city name changes in India that had been renamed from 1947 to date.

List Of City Name Changes In India


No.Past NamePresent Name
1AlleppeyAlappuzha
2AllahabadPrayagraj (2018)
3AminAbhimanyupur
4BanarasVaranasi
5BangaloreBengaluru (2006)
6BarodaVadodara (1974)
7BelgaumBelagavi (2014)
8BellaryBallari (2014)
9BijapurVijayapura
10CalicutKozhikode
11CannanoreKannur
12ChirayinkilChirayinkeezhu
13ChikmagalurChikkamagaluru (2014)
14CochinKochi (1996)
15CuddapahKadapa (2005)
16Fort William → CalcuttaKolkata (2001)
17GauhatiGuwahati (1983)
18GulbargaKalburgi (2014)
19GurgaonGurugram (2016)
20HospetHosapete (2014)
21HubliHubballi (2014)
22Indravati → UmravtiAmravati
23JajesmowJajmau (1948)
24JubbulporeJabalpur (1947)
25JeyporeJaipur
26Kanhiyapur → CawnporeKanpur (1948)
27KarnavatiAhmedabad
28KattachakonamKesavadasapuram
29Lakshmanpuri → Lakhanpur → LakhnauLucknow
30MadrasChennai (1996)
31MangaloreMangaluru (2014)
32MapuçaMapusa
33Mumba → Boa Baia → BombayMumbai (1995)
34MustafabadSaraswati Nagar
35MysoreMysuru (2014)
36New BombayNavi Mumbai
37New RaipurAtal Nagar (2018)
38OotacamundUdhagamandalam
39OrissaOdisha
40PalghatPalakkad
41PanjimPanaji
42PataliputraPatna
43PondicherryPuducherry (2006)
44PoonaPune
45Qila Rai Pithora → Siri → Tughluqabad →
Jahanpanah → Kotla Firoz Shah → Purana Qila → Shahjahanabad
Delhi
46QuilonKollam
47RajahmundryRajamahendravaram (2015)
48RatnapurLatur
49SaketAyodhya
50ShimogaShivamogga (2014)
51TanjoreThanjavur
52Thirusirappalli → Trichinopoly → TrichyTiruchirappalli (1971)
53Thrishivaperur → TrichurThrissur
54TrivandrumThiruvananthapuram (1991)
55TumkurTumakuru (2014)
56VizagapatamVisakhapatnam
57Wheeler IslandAbdul Kalam Island (2015)

List Of State Name Changes In India


No.Past NamePresent Name
1Andhra State Andhra Pradesh (1956)
2Madhya BharatMadhya Pradesh (1959)
3Madras State Tamil Nadu (1969)
4Mysore StateKarnataka (1973)
5OrissaOdisha (2011)
6TipperahTripura
7Travancore-CochinKerala (1956)
8United ProvincesUttar Pradesh (1950)
9UttaranchalUttarakhand (2007)
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